WTB 1915 correct oilers

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WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by Brian D » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:02 pm

I would like to purchase the Oilers only.
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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by Original Smith » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:19 pm

Doesn't look like any original I've seen!


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Post by James_Lyons-WV » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:15 am

The Oilers pictured were never factory installed on any Model T. What you have there are Maxwell Oilers. If you would like to sell them, send me a PM.

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Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:25 am

Let me go and look in my part bins.

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Post by RajoRacer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:28 am

How many correct ones are you needing ?


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Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:00 am

If correct oilers are not similar to what are sold for early brass cars, I would appreciate seeing one. My '15 has all the man-hole covers, etc., and I am curious now about "correct" shackle oilers.

Please someone post pix.

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Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:51 am

This is what I have, the first to contact me with a reasonable offer gets them all. you pay shipping. Some are brand new never installed.
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Post by Tea_time_racer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:55 am

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This is whats on my shackles, don't know if they are correct or not.

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Post by RajoRacer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:08 pm

Yes, that is the correct style BUT originals were "patent dated".

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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by RajoRacer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:38 pm

Here's what original Winkley patent dated twist oilers look like ! Far left is generator, center is '12 - '17 front axle & shackle - right are larger non-spring assisted for '09 - '11 front axle - in the neighborhood. And no, not for sale - I don't have many left.
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Post by Wayne Sheldon » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:48 pm

I may be wrong about this? But I "think" the early '15s used the style like Antonio P shows, with patent markings as Steve T says. I have read and "believe" that Ford switched to the manhole style about early to mid calendar year 1915. The early manhole style was only used for about three years ('15/'16/'17). A lot of the earlier style twist brass oilers were made without the patent markings, and are often found on brass era model Ts.


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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:14 pm

Wayne

I thought the man-hole cover was on the kingpin and tierod links, but not the shackles? So, if those Antonio is showing have a spring loaded cap and you're right, then I've really learned something today (which really isn't a surprise, I suppose!). My '15 has man-holes where I expect, and pat. date oilers on shackles. Again, assuming you're correct, I wonder when/why there was a cross-over?
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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by Brian D » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:59 pm

I have been corrected. The ones I showed first photo are as James stated for a Maxwell.

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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by RajoRacer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:37 pm

Shackles never had "manhole" oilers - all were the brass twist type until the tin "flip-top" type arrived on scene.

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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by RajoRacer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:40 pm

Scott - your timer, if original aluminum or cast iron, would also have the "manhole" oiler.

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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by RajoRacer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:49 pm

Brian - there are nice repro brass twist oilers available from all the vendors.


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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:10 pm

Steve Tomaso

thank you! Things are as I thought they were, and now all is right with the world. :D
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Re: WTB 1915 correct oilers

Post by Original Smith » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:00 am

The oiler posted by Antonio is an old reproduction. The ones that Langs sells are the closest to an original I've seen.

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